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September Salon Series

September 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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A Conversation with Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa

With our All Dolled Up: Fashioning Cultural Expectations exhibition coming to a close soon, join us for our next Salon as Elizabeth speaks with the incredible Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa. In this conversation, Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa will be talking about her career journey as an accomplished physician, being recognized as Best Health Magazine’s “2020 Women of the Year”, and what the process was like when she was recently honoured in Mattel’s #ThankYouHeroes campaign.


Dr. Chika Oriuwa

Dr. Chika Stacy Oriuwa is an accomplished physician, spoken word poet, and advocate for racialized and marginalized populations. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine and is currently a resident doctor in psychiatry at U of T.

As the only Black medical student in her cohort and the first Black woman to be recognized as sole valedictorian within the faculty, Chika has become a vocal advocate for improving disparities in Black health and confronting institutional discrimination. Through her work as an ambassador and educator with U of T’s Black Student Application Program, the university admitted the largest group of Black medical students in Canadian history in 2020.

Chika has been recognized as one of Best Health Magazine‘s “2020 Women of the Year”, was named one of TIME magazine’s “2021 Next Generational Leaders”, and was recently honoured in Mattel’s #ThankYouHeroes campaign with a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll made in her image to commemorate her contributions as a frontline healthcare worker.